John C. Slater Fellowship in History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

American Philosophical Society

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 2, 2018

The 12-month fellowship is intended for advanced Ph.D. students working toward the completion of the dissertation. The caliber of the project, and evidence that the project will be completed in a timely manner, are the two most important criteria for selection. The selection committee will also take into consideration the need to be at the APS Library and other research institutions in the Philadelphia area. Applicants may be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals.

  • Applicants’ research must pertain to topics in the history of science, technology, or medicine
  • The successful applicant will be affiliated with the Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (, which is hosted by the APS. The Consortium comprises 24 cultural, educational, and scientific organizations promoting public and academic understanding of the history of science, technology and medicine.  Society fellows will be welcome to participate in Consortium activities and events alongside Consortium fellows, including ten topical working groups discussing works-in-progress and important publications.
  • The successful applicant will have the opportunity also to participate in programs and other affairs at the American Philosophical Society

Stipend: $25,000 for twelve months will be awarded to all successful applicants

To apply, please submit a C.V., a dissertation proposal, a sample chapter from the dissertation not to exceed 25 double-space pages, a cover letter, and three letters of reference to

Application Deadline: February 2, 2018. Notifications will be sent by April 15.

Searchable APS Library catalogs:

Applicants: Use Interfolio’s help desk for any issues pertaining to the online application process.

Contact regarding the program and the American Philosophical Society:

[In addition, the APS Library offers one- to three-month, short-term resident fellowships for Ph.D. candidates, holders of the Ph.D., and degreed independent scholars, within any field of study that requires using the collections of the APS Library. For information on the short-term fellowships visit]

Posted: October 05, 2017